Woman charged in murder attempt
A 36-year-old Wailuku woman was charged with attempted murder for trying to run over her boyfriend with her pickup truck Thursday, police said.
Bail was set at $51,000 for Irene Evans, who was charged with second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal property damage.
IRENE EVANS, bail set at $51,000
Wailuku patrol officers responded at 4:03 p.m. Thursday to a report of abuse in progress at an apartment on North Market Street, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said officers learned that an argument between Evans and her boyfriend started in the residence and ended up in the parking lot, with Evans trying to run over her boyfriend, Rego said.
He said the man was able to jump onto the hood of the truck, landing on the windshield and breaking the glass. The man suffered minor injuries and pain to his head and shoulders, Rego said.
After the victim jumped off the truck, Evans drove the truck into the man's compact sedan, causing about $3,000 in damage, Rego said.
He said the argument between Evans and the man started when he threatened to leave or break up with her.
Man found bound, injured at condo
Police have opened an attempted homicide investigation after the 59-year-old resident manager of Koa Lagoon condominiums was found bound and unresponsive in his unit in the Kihei complex Friday morning.
Kihei patrol officers responded to the complex at 800 S. Kihei Road at 9:27 a.m. and found the man bound with duct tape and unresponsive, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said the victim sustained serious injuries to his head and facial areas and was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was in critical condition Friday with bleeding and swelling to his brain.
Police are asking anyone with information about what happened to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 244-6425 or Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966. Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading the arrest and indictment of people responsible for felony crimes.
Trail to be closed for pest eradiction
The Halemau'u Trail at Haleakala National Park will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday due to invasive grass eradication work.
Park staff will be using helicopters near the trail to spot and eradicate pampas grass, an invasive and aggressive grass species from South America.
Holua Campground in the crater will be closed the night of Nov 8. Park staff will be in the campground applying control measures to prevent the spread of Argentine ants, an invasive ant that impacts native insects and plants.
Paving to disrupt traffic in Kula
Paving work at the intersection of Kula Highway and Aapueo Parkway will disrupt traffic in the area Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Part of the Kula Highway resurfacing project from Haakakai Bridge to the Old Lower Kula Road, motorists can expect lane closures and changes to normal traffic patterns, a legal notice said. Motorists are advised to use caution and to observe all signs and traffic-control devices while driving through the area.
For more information, contact Maui Master Builders at 242-8180.